Gilles Hébert

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Gilles Hébert is a Canadian artist and the director of numerous art institutions.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba,[1] Hebert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.[2]


Hebert has worked extensively across Canada, particularly in the Western provinces of the country. As a previous director of the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Hebert worked with Joni Mitchell in curating a critically acclaimed[3] retrospective show of Mitchell's art work which attracted an average of 1,000 people per day, doubling attendance.[4] In October 2009, he left his position as Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor in Ontario to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Art Gallery of Alberta.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b "Alberta gallery snags Windsor director". September 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Art Gallery of Alberta Appoints Gilles Hébert as New Executive Director". ArtDaily. October 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Joni Mitchell's art big hit in Saskatoon". CBC News. July 1, 2000. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ Brooke, James (August 22, 2000). "For Joni Mitchell, Artist, Singing Was Not Enough". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Art Gallery of Alberta unveils new logo". Edmonton Journal. November 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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